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How will aging affect sexual health?

How will aging affect sexual health?

Doesn't have to: Sexual health can be affected by many factors, and aging is only one. Medications can decrease libido as can stress, fatigue, and illness. Good communication and taking the time to nourish the relationship with your partner maintains sexual health. If you have concerns and more questions, it is helpful to speak to your physician and /or a mental health counselor with expertise in this area. ...Read more

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Sexual Health (Definition)

Sexual health usually refers to birth control and condom use to prevent pregnancy and the spread ...Read more


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How can I achieve optimal sexual health?

How can I achieve optimal sexual health?

Optimize health by:-: Regular physical exercise or Yoga 4 - 5 times/week. Don't smoke or indulge in recreational drugs. Healthy diet with plenty of fiber, vegetables & grain without excessive calories, protein, fat or salt. Drink plenty of water and avoid excessive alcohol intake. Get plenty of sleep & avoid getting over-tired as well as too much stress. Avoid being a "workaholic" & take vacations. ...Read more

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What happens during sexual health checks?

What happens during sexual health checks?

Depends: Depends on the doctor. There may be questions about your medical history and social history. A physical exam, heart, lungs, abdomen... whole body. Genitals exam. For women a speculum exam to look into vagina swab vagina and cervix for pap and check infection. Internally feel pelvic muscles, ovaries, uterus. Sometimes a rectal exam to feel inside anus and rectum. ...Read more

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How i can improve my sexual health ? Thanks

How i can improve my sexual health ? Thanks

Sexual health: Sexual health requires good hygiene and the practice of safe sex in moderation. One must also be psychologically healthy and stable in his or her attitude regarding sexual matters. ...Read more

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What happens in a full sexual health check?

Several things!: In a female, a sexual history and a history of the menstrual cycle. Examination of the external and internal genitalia. A pap smear every few years as dictated by age and sexual activity. Palpation of ovaries. Blood tests as indicated. ...Read more

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Want the hottest sexual health sites online?

Try google: Enter sexually explicit terms and sites will appear. However be warned that sites may lock onto you and you can get unwanted spam and phishing emails. ...Read more

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Which is the most common sexual health problem seen in women?

Which is the most common sexual health problem seen in women?

Here are some ...: In order, there are interest to have sex (libido), sexual arousal, orgasm, and painful intercourse,... But libido is not necessarily hormonal-related, yet more interpersonally related - relationship. ...Read more

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Opinions on what's a good diet to increase your sexual health?

Opinions on what's a good diet to increase your sexual health?

Mainly: a well balanced diet that's low in carbs, sugars, and salt. That's a heart healthy diet as well. You want to prevent hypertension and diabetes which are possibly the earliest causes of erectile dysfunction in men. ...Read more

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My sexual health is down day by day. What can I do for better health?

My sexual health is down day by day. What can I do for better health?

Could be...: Could be physical or mental, and I am assuming because you are male, you mean libido. Start with your primary care physician. Tests may be in order. Therapy may be needed as well. Sexual interest is quite complex! good luck! ...Read more